Asgar/Gabriel, we are hungry, in fact very hungry, 2012, oil on canvas, 270 x 950 cm
When Asgar/Gabriel intend the Anarchy of Art, it inadvertently turns into a polymorphic panorama in which figures and content, attributes and fogs of colour, textual messages and film-like cuts come together in a dramatic displacement of the world. It is so to speak a synthesizing of the traditional "event" (history) painting that is going on in these panoramas. Since the Renaissance it has been considered an achievement to represent a specific event in art with adherence to the unities of time, place and action, thereby precisely marking the coming together of historical and contemporary time, of a conceived and a seen place, and the course and culmination of a single action. But Asgar/Gabriel's unfolded pictorial panoramas are concerned with the synthesis of multiple periods of time, different places and several actions.
(excerpt from a text by Margit Zuckriegl)